While Survivor fans across Australia were over the moon on Wednesday after it was revealed that All Stars hunk Locky Gilbert would be our new Bachelor for 2020, it was a completely different story for his ex Brooke Jowett.

Lucky and Brooke began somewhat of a romantic alliance during their time together on the current season of Survivor, with Brooke even posting a cute picture of the pair together on Instagram after his elimination on Tuesday night.

But then news broke the next morning that Locky was going to start his journey for love on Bachie, and it seems like Brooke was as blindsided by the news as the rest of us.


Taking to Instagram, Brooke decided to share her “side of our story”.

“Yes, I’m hurt and a little blindsided (excuse the pun) but I wish the best for Locky, I always will (Secretly I hope he stacks it and splits his pants on day one) haha,” she wrote alongside a selfie of her and her dog.

While Locky clearly thought that their relationship was something that ended after Survivor, Brooke hinted that she had other ideas in her head.

“I guess we had different things planned in our heads for what was to come over the next few months but you can’t be mad at someone for doing what they feel is best for them, even if it does sting a little.


“In no way am I or is my Survivor experience defined by Locky or any other man. I was never hiding in his shadow in the game and I won’t be hiding in his shadow now. But I will always cherish those times we shared, it was an amazing life experience.”

She ended the post by thanking everyone for their kind messages and wishing Locky the best of luck in his endeavours as the Bachelor.

But with one little “P.S” she took one last swipe at her ex, hinting that she’d already bought tickets to go to Bali, which is where Locky lives and runs his own business.

“It looks like I’m now going solo to Bali next month. Any takers?” she added.


Poor Brooke! But girl is tough, as we’ve seen countless times on Survivor, and we have no doubt she’ll get over this heartbreak in no time.


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